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eflatminor
05-06-2009, 2:55 PM
I hope you all will consider joining me in a Boycott of Ralphs supermarket. I was a regular customer of their new downtown LA store until one day last month, ALL the gun related magazines were pulled from the shelves. They have yet to be returned. The store managers did not know why they were pulled.

Now we hear that Ralphs is sponsoring the gun buy-back program along with the LAPD and the mayor. That's the last straw.

Please consider avoiding giving any business to Ralphs or better yet, write their parent company's CEO a letter and tell them why:

Mr. David Dillon
CEO and Chairman
The Kroger Co.
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thanks for your consideration.

bodger
05-06-2009, 3:19 PM
DONE!!

Alaric
05-06-2009, 3:41 PM
Looks like you can send a comment to them online as well here: https://customer.kroger.com/comments/comments.aspx.

...just in case you're allergic to stamp glue ya know... ;)

wildhawker
05-06-2009, 3:44 PM
Last time I looked around at most grocery/household stores I didn't see any. IIRC this includes Target, Safeway, Vons, etc.

Corbin Dallas
05-06-2009, 3:47 PM
Roger that.

pwall
05-06-2009, 3:48 PM
you'd have to boycott life if you want to get away from anti 2A companies...

1BigPea
05-06-2009, 3:49 PM
OK! Done. Oh...wait, I don't shop there anyways. :D

Table Rock Arms
05-06-2009, 3:50 PM
I have been boycotting Ralphs for years because of the prices.

Musclemom
05-06-2009, 4:15 PM
I buy my gun mags at Savemart or Longs aka. CVS.
I'd boycott Ralph's, but there isn't one close enough for me to Boycott ;)

Theseus
05-06-2009, 4:44 PM
I am willing to wager Target is a regional issue. . . Ralphs, normally the manager would have a say unless someone above him asserted themselves. I agree though that we should contact them on such.

MikeinnLA
05-06-2009, 4:59 PM
My Ralph's in Woodland Hills still has gun mags, at least they did a few weeks ago. They probably just didn't want to tempt you Downtown LA types.:rofl2:

Mike

CSACANNONEER
05-06-2009, 5:05 PM
It's for the children. A kid could have bought one and taken it to school! Our public school system would rather not teach kids to read than allow them to have this kind of pornography!

jamesob
05-06-2009, 5:27 PM
not all stores take care of their magazines. most have a seperate company stock and and put up their choice of mags.

RomanDad
05-06-2009, 5:30 PM
Pavilions has some awesome gun rags....

kdm
05-06-2009, 5:39 PM
Screw Ralph's. Safeway has better food anyways. Plus, their mag racks have plenty o' gun porn for me.

DSeifert
05-06-2009, 5:40 PM
Last time I looked around at most grocery/household stores I didn't see any. IIRC this includes Target, Safeway, Vons, etc.

I buy Shotgun News at Safeway ... in fact just bought one there last week along with a handgun mag as well.

GM4spd
05-06-2009, 6:08 PM
you'd have to boycott life if you want to get away from anti 2A companies...

Good point! Pete

HowardW56
05-06-2009, 6:24 PM
I hope you all will consider joining me in a Boycott of Ralphs supermarket. I was a regular customer of their new downtown LA store until one day last month, ALL the gun related magazines were pulled from the shelves. They have yet to be returned. The store managers did not know why they were pulled.

Now we hear that Ralphs is sponsoring the gun buy-back program along with the LAPD and the mayor. That's the last straw.

Please consider avoiding giving any business to Ralphs or better yet, write their parent company's CEO a letter and tell them why:

Mr. David Dillon
CEO and Chairman
The Kroger Co.
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thanks for your consideration.

The ralphs store where I shop has gun magazines & shotgun news...

Fate
05-06-2009, 7:03 PM
The ralphs store where I shop has gun magazines & shotgun news...
Ditto.

TOMBSTONE
05-06-2009, 7:08 PM
Von's Pavilion , Target, Albertson's & Target all carry gun magazines in Granada Hills & Santa Clarita...

eflatminor
05-06-2009, 7:22 PM
I hope you'll consider contacting the CEO even if your local Ralphs still has gun mags. Sponsoring the gun buy back is enough for me to levy financial consequences. A considerate letter can't hurt. If they get enough letters/emails (from California of all places!), they just might take a pass next time around.

ChuckBooty
05-06-2009, 7:25 PM
Could it be because nobody is buying them?

Seesm
05-06-2009, 7:36 PM
The stores all carry them in there corperate layout but some locals do not keep them there because they do not sell or because they only have so much room for mags and they rotate to see what will move. Magazine sales are about ads not the sales of mags so whatever has better distrobution will stay.... My Safeway locally carries all sorts of gun mags and such but we live rural so more gun toting monkees around these parts.

Nodda Duma
05-06-2009, 7:46 PM
I'm IN!

Of course, there's not a Ralph's within 100 miles of here, but hey..

-Jason

SanMiguel3
05-06-2009, 7:53 PM
I'm not boycotting a good supermarket over some gunrags.

SanSacto
05-06-2009, 7:55 PM
Done. No more Ralph's for me down here in San Diego either. I will go to either Vons or Food 4 Less.

Flopper
05-06-2009, 8:58 PM
I'm not boycotting a good supermarket over some gunrags.
there's plenty of good supermarkets, but only one RKBA.

get your priorities straight.

KylaGWolf
05-06-2009, 9:20 PM
The Ralphs down here in San Diego still carry gun magazines. So might be just an issue with just that store.

bussda
05-06-2009, 9:32 PM
One of those many years ago stories...

Many years ago, I would go to a local chain, and buy the gun mags. Then they disappeared. I talked to coworker and he said they still sold them in his area. That is when I discovered decisions are made to keep customers in.

Depending on the neighborhood, the magazines may or may not be in the racks.

I will not boycott them over just one issue. Too many times they are the only store that is carrying a particular item, or the best price. But I would write to them and advise them I had been purchasing the magazines there. And now that I won't be purchasing them will be stopping by less.

And are you including Food4Less, Krogers and other corporate markets in your boycott? Same corporate head. Although you are considered a gun extremist by them with all that implies, stating you will be shopping less at all their stores really gets there attention.

By the way, have you sent comments to Vons/Safeway or Albertson's thanking them for having the magazines on the shelf, unlike Krogers. Thanking corporations for positive things keeps the magazines there.

Just a thought...

IMC87
05-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Done. No more Ralph's for me down here in San Diego either. I will go to either Vons or Food 4 Less.

food 4 less is part of the ralphs family (kroger owns both). I should know, i work there :mad:. I'm always looking for a gun magazine to read, its only on a RARE day that they will put one up. At my store the last one i saw there was a "shotgun news" magazine.

I really hate my job, and i do what i can for MYSELF, and not the stupid company i work for (that F'N laid me off to a lower position/pay :mad::mad::mad:) bunch o corporate people that only look out for themselves and not their employees..

pullnshoot25
05-06-2009, 10:27 PM
Sounds like I need to OC and read a gun magazine at Ralphs now...

Shotgun Man
05-06-2009, 10:28 PM
I will gladly boycott Ralph's no matter what the reason under all circumstances, except that I might loot them in an emergency.

Crusader
05-06-2009, 10:33 PM
I've been boycotting Ralphs since I was 16, when they turned me down for a job.

IMC87
05-06-2009, 10:38 PM
Sounds like I need to OC and read a gun magazine at Ralphs now...

Please do so at my store! I will gladly take a pic with you with me in UNIFORM to submit to ralphs corporate :43:..i'd love to see what they can TRY to do to me (really, they want to find any excuse to fire people, but our union backs us up..kinda)

SanMiguel3
05-06-2009, 10:51 PM
there's plenty of good supermarkets, but only one RKBA.

get your priorities straight.

So you're equating a business making a business decision to an assault on a Constitutional right? Ooookay. Whatever you say. :rolleyes:

I DO have my priorities straight. One of those is not going along with a knee-jerk reaction when some anonymous internet posters tells me to boycott some business over a perceived anti-gun stands which may well be wrong.

Life is about more than guns.

lioneaglegriffin
05-06-2009, 11:36 PM
So you're equating a business making a business decision to an assault on a Constitutional right? Ooookay. Whatever you say. :rolleyes:

I DO have my priorities straight. One of those is not going along with a knee-jerk reaction when some anonymous internet posters tells me to boycott some business over a perceived anti-gun stands which may well be wrong.

Life is about more than guns.

:eek: dont say that you'll offend the naitives!

Number 6
05-07-2009, 12:42 AM
I hope you all will consider joining me in a Boycott of Ralphs supermarket. I was a regular customer of their new downtown LA store until one day last month, ALL the gun related magazines were pulled from the shelves. They have yet to be returned. The store managers did not know why they were pulled.

Now we hear that Ralphs is sponsoring the gun buy-back program along with the LAPD and the mayor. That's the last straw.

Please consider avoiding giving any business to Ralphs or better yet, write their parent company's CEO a letter and tell them why:

Mr. David Dillon
CEO and Chairman
The Kroger Co.
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thanks for your consideration.

I would imagine that this is an issue of sales rather than store policy. I used to work for Time Warner as a merchandiser for their magazines and have been to Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Stator Bros, etc that have not had gun rags in them.

HowardW56
05-07-2009, 6:38 AM
So you're equating a business making a business decision to an assault on a Constitutional right? Ooookay. Whatever you say. :rolleyes:

That is exactly what he is doing. If it were a company wide policy, thats one thing. But when shelf space is allocated to products or publications that sell in a specific location, that is a logical business decision.

Shop where you want, but I'm not going to boycott Ralphs based on your unsupported alligation.

socal2310
05-07-2009, 6:44 AM
but our union backs us up..kinda)

Uh Huh. When guns are involved? The fastest denial of a termination appeal you have ever seen.

Ryan

SanMiguel3
05-07-2009, 4:56 PM
That is exactly what he is doing. If it were a company wide policy, thats one thing. But when shelf space is allocated to products or publications that sell in a specific location, that is a logical business decision.

Shop where you want, but I'm not going to boycott Ralphs based on your unsupported alligation.

So we're on the same side then. I'm not the one making the unsupported allegations.

HowardW56
05-07-2009, 5:15 PM
So we're on the same side then. I'm not the one making the unsupported allegations.

I'm sorry. I just looked back at through the earlier posts....


Yes we are on the same side...

paintballergb
05-07-2009, 5:22 PM
I don't even know of a Ralphs in Fresno so sure I'll join the boycott.

Saigon1965
05-07-2009, 5:25 PM
Ralphs sucks - I go to Ranch 99 - They don't carry magazines but I know them Asian cats are gun owners -

pullnshoot25
05-07-2009, 5:41 PM
There is a Ranch 99 down by my school, that place is rad!